You're trying to break into your friends laptop.
However, his computer is password protected.
Luckily he has a password hint on his computer.

The password you are looking forˏ
is not easy like one, two, three, four˳
A bit more complex than you would like,
and if you get it wrong, you would get a strike․
Not even numbers and letters you see‚
You can probably get it while having some teaǃ

Can you figure out what his password might be?

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    $\begingroup$ Why did you post this? My friend might see this if I fail to break into his computer! $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ Ahaha I love it! $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ @jwi I removed one of your tags; I don't think it's necessary given your computer-puzzle tag and the fact that this is the only puzzle which currently uses it. $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ thats fine! I just added in case people wouldn't have guessed to use rot13(havpbqr)! $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:48

1 Answer 1


I think this has to do with

the weird punctuation you've stuck at the ends of the sentences. Each of the characters are non-standard punctuation marks.

For example,

In the first line, ˏ is a Modifier Letter Low Acute Accent, which has the Unicode translation U+02CF.
The second ending ˳ is a Modifier Letter Low Ring, which has the Unicode translation U+02F3.
The third ending ,is a Fullwidth Comma, U+FF0C.
The fourth ending ․ is a One Dot Leader, U+2024.
The fifth ending ‚ is a Single Low-9 Quotation Mark, U+201A.
The sixth ending ǃ is a Latin Letter Retroflex Click, U+01C3.

If we take the

Unicode translations of each

We get the hex string

02CF 02F3 FF0C 2024 201A 01C3

If we translate hex directly to text, we get a final password of

Ïóÿ $ Ã

  • $\begingroup$ Not quite there yet! Very close $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ How does this look, @jwi? $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @jwi Thanks! That is one disgusting looking password, though ;P $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ Mans gotta do what hes gotta do to be secure $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:44
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    $\begingroup$ @jwi Obligatory xkcd reference $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 28, 2018 at 14:46

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